This article is probably one of the most important thing every aspirant needs to know and be prepared with if they are planning to Immigrate to Canada successfully.
This article talks about how to protect yourselves from Immigration fraud. In this article I provide an actual conversation through Whatsapp between a Scammer and a victim so that you can be aware if you encounter a scammer and know how to prevent falling victim to Immigration Scam. Unfortunately, the scammer is a Fake Account created using ZT Canada. An impersonator who is taking advantage of my brand to find victims of Immigration Fraud.
On the 2nd of March 2021, honourable Marco Mendicino issued a statement concerning Immigration Fraud.
“Every year, millions of people apply to visit or immigrate to Canada to enjoy the many opportunities that our country has to offer”
“The vast majority of these applicants are genuine and wish to come to Canada in good faith. Unfortunately, there are some dishonest people who prey on these individuals, and the Government of Canada is committed to preventing applicants from becoming victims of fraud.”
Sadly, yours truly (ZT Canada) has become a victim of Immigration fraud. In fact, an avid follower named Pratibha reported to me that she is on the verge of being scammed by an impersonator of ZT Canada. Luckily I was able to save her from becoming another victim of immigration fraud.
An impersonator has created a Fake Youtube Account, a Fake Gmail account and a Fake Whatsapp Account under my brand name ZT Canada. This impersonator is using my profile photo and taking advantage of my brand ZT Canada in order to lure applicants into giving their money in exchange of a Canadian Work Permit. He is basically selling a Canadian work permit for $450-$600.
The impersonator of ZT Canada communicates with victims mostly through WhatsApp using his phone number +1 (321) 730 9952.
Please help me report this Fake ZT Canada WhatsApp Account by following the steps below:
Open WhatsApp. Search the number +1 (321) 730 9952 and at the very bottom, click on Report Contact. (Note that this fake account is using my Profile Photo and my brand ZT Canada).
Update on 03/04/2021: It appears that this scammer has changed his profile photo) and he is now using another number + 1 647 243 9392 which is a Canadian Number.
At the very bottom of this post is the evidence I got from Pratibha. Her conversation with the scammer. This chat will give you an idea on how scammers execute their strategies, luring people into paying for a Canadian Work Permit.
As you know, I never make transactions on WhatsApp and definitely never sell Work Permits. Selling Canadian work permits is punishable to the highest extent by Canadian Law.
If you receive a WhatsApp message from +1-321-730-9952 or a malicious email that is selling Job Offers or Work permits, immediately report it to me at [email protected] and I will help you on this right away.
Meanwhile, I have taken action and reported these malicious email and phone number (+1-321-730-9952) to youtube, gmail and WhatsApp.
As we recognize the fraud prevention month, please be aware when making transactions to strangers and don’t ever fall for Immigration Scam. Once again, if you have been scammed or in verge of being scammed by this impersonator, feel free to report it to me at [email protected] and I will be happy to take action against this.
Considering the number of subscribers I have in Youtube and my exposure to social media, I know this will happen to me and so I am well prepared. This type of impersonation is common among social media influencers and TV personality and ever since I stepped into this platform, I have anticipated that this impersonation of my brand will occur. It’s just a matter of when and the time has come. I have always been against Immigration Scam and I do not tolerate Immigration malpractices such as what the impersonator of ZT Canada is doing.
Be responsible and be mindful of who you are talking to. At this point you already know my personality and how I communicate with people. If you recognize a tone very different from how I communicate, that is a red flag. If anyone is asking for money in exchange for a Job Offer or a Work Permit, that is even more a red flag. Immediately report it to me at [email protected] to verify the authenticity of the person you are transacting with.
Remember to never transact with this WhatsApp Number:
Below is a real conversation between a Immigration Scammer (an impersonator of ZT Canada) and a victim. Read the entire conversation so that you can prepare yourselves in case you encounter this in the future. (You may want to increase your screen size if it is too small for you to read the chat below. To do that, press CTRL key on your keyboard and scroll up your mouse.)
At the end of the conversion, the victim (who reported to me by the name Pratibha) blocked the Scammer who is using the WhatsApp number +1-321-730-9952.
There may be new impersonator and Fake ZT Canada account who will be taking advantage of my brand to scam people but you are now prepared and know what to do. Don’t forget to report it to [email protected] in case you receive a message from the Impersonator.
I am just a Youtuber and an influencer who enjoys and is passionate about helping people move to Canada through the step by step videos I create. I don’t deserve being scammed and people using my brand to take advantage of people’s dreams by selling Work Permits.
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